How Do You Manage Conflict During the Holidays?

| November 25th

It’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Your family is rolling in town or you may be headed out of town. How do you manage conflict during the holidays? What tips, techniques, and strategies do you rely upon when Aunt Sally is telling you they you’re doing it wrong? Learn my one piece of advice, and it’s easy […]

Forgiveness For Resolving Conflict

| September 5th

Two Amish sisters were kidnapped in mid-August from their family’s New York vegetable stand. It was reported that the two girls were sexually abused before being set free and returning home. These types of stories are always tragic and disturbing. What makes this situation different is the family’s use of forgiveness for resolving conflict. The […]

Conflict Management Success Stories

| August 20th

Scilla Elworthy can share a lot of conflict management success stories. Dr. Elworthy is a distinguished activist for peace and has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. The mission for her global projects has always been to help facilitate peace where conflict dominates. Based on her experience, she has a number of […]

Complete Lack of Remorse – Are We Now Seeing More Types of These Conflicts?

| June 5th

Are we now seeing more types of conflict with a complete lack of remorse? The world was utterly shocked this past year after hearing the story of Kimberley Davis, a 21-year-old Australian woman who slammed into a bicyclist with her car. Despite the fact that the cyclist had lights on the front and back of […]

What Is Conflict Bullying In the Workplace (Part 3)?

| November 5th

What is conflict bullying in the workplace, and what should the employer do? It is recommended that employers consider adopting a policy that encourages employees to report workplace bullying to human resources and conducting an investigation following such complaints. Besides being a good business policy, anti-bullying policies help promote a culture of civility. According to […]

What Is Conflict Bullying In the Workplace (Part 2)?

| October 20th

What is conflict bullying in the workplace and are there laws to stop it from happening? Various lobbying efforts across the country have attempted to address workplace bullying. Since 2003, 25 states have introduced workplace bullying legislation to make workplace bullying illegal. The legislation would allow workers to sue for harassment without requiring a showing […]

What Is Conflict Bullying In the Workplace (Part 1)?

| October 5th

Workplace Bullying Television Report What is conflict bullying in the workplace, and is it happening where you work? In 2010, a survey sponsored by the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 50% of U.S. workers have experienced or witnessed bullying. In 2011, a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 51% […]

Remember What Is Conflict on Memorial Day

| May 20th

You don’t have to believe in war to honor warriors. What is conflict? Conflict can be defined as a state of open, prolonged fighting. Conflict is inevitable. Conflict is all around us. Although my goal is to help people manage conflict, it is not always possible. In some situations, there are winners and there are […]

Dealing With Conflict Immediately

| February 21st

Dealing with conflict IMMEDIATELY can be difficult when we find ourselves nose to nose with our “opponent” and on the receiving end of some type of shocking, angry behavior. Sometimes we’ve done the best we can to avoid or deescalate conflict, and our efforts have been unsuccessful. What should we do in those situations? Here […]

Do You Have a Peace Chest to Handle Conflict?

| May 13th

You have heard about saving your money to prepare for war. How about saving your money, and improving your skills and resources to prepare for peace? Do you have a peace chest to handle conflict? Developing a peace chest is a decision to focus on teamwork, problem solving, and interest based negotiation rather than threats […]